Growing up in New Jersey, I honestly didn’t think I would ever long for those overcast, gray days. Rain was such a regular thing I kind of took it for granted. Although, I do have to say that I always loved rain, no matter where I lived. It’s always been something nice and calming to me. But living here for the past 13 years, it’s like a holiday here when it does rain.
I don’t know if it made news nationally, but on Tuesday night we had a giant dust storm that was so big, it is considered a “haboob”, which is a type of sandstorm that usually only happens in the desert in the Middle East. Great. It did bring a little rain with it, although our entire city is now covered in mud! So weird.
I went to the carwash today and had about a 15 minute wait, I have never seen it so crowded. But it’s nice to see my car back to it’s sparkly light gold color, instead of polka-dots of dirt and mud.
Also an unpleasant side effect of the storm the other night: humidity. It’s 26% today, but yesterday it was much higher. And as anyone knows, humidity makes a 110 degree day feel like 150!! Rain, either you start falling, or you make this humidity go away.
So dear readers, wherever you are, if it rains there, can I come for a visit soon? I’m drying up like a nasty old raisin here!!
(P.S. I also don’t care for raisins. Help me!)